November 25, 2008

Hoover Dam

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:54 am by Kendal

hooverdam1usdi Hoover Dam earns its place on the blog due to it being a collasal project at the dam’s creation.

Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country’s ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.

Fun Facts about the Dam and other information.

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  1. […] Hoover Dam … as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. Fun Facts about the Dam and other information. […]


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